Long vacant, the historic Beef Eater building reopened in May as the Newton, a multiuse commercial space. Although the Newton feels modern, accents like original chandeliers and reclaimed wood throughout the 18,000-square-foot building pay homage to its history. In addition to a bookstore, restaurant, café, and bar, there are three dedicated spaces for meetings and events. The Commons, which functions as an informal café by day, measures approximately 2,000 square feet and seats 80 or holds 150 for receptions. Two additional meeting rooms, at 300 square feet and 575 square feet, can be combined to hold 80 guests for receptions. Catering is provided by the on-site restaurant, Southern Rail.
Photo: Chris Loomis Photography